What can you expect in the coming week at APHA’s 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston? Quite simply: the world of public health.
New media technologies such as smart phones, social networks and Internet applications are not only changing the way we communicate, but changing the way we live our lives. And at the heart of it lie big opportunities for health agencies to help improve health.
Because of social media, public health can reach more people, faster and more effectively than ever before. And as data show, it’s important that one dominant audience is considered in public health e-messaging: women.
When the power went out in San Diego in September 2011, local residents weren’t left completely in the dark. Health officials turned to social media to help communicate during the citywide blackout.
After engaging APHA's Google+ public health community during the past week, former President Jimmy Carter hosted a live video chat on global health on the social media platform.
From Facebook and Twitter to YouTube and Pinterest, social media has become a common tool for many public health professionals during the past decade.
CDC's Chris Portier sheds light on how CDC responded to environmental health hazards and emergency preparedness needs of Hurricane Sandy and ways social media can help public health meet challenges for future natural disasters.
When it comes to high-profile digital media, it’s often the big brands that do it best. But that doesn’t mean that public health professionals can’t learn from major campaigns and adapt their methods to a smaller scale or budget.
Los Angeles County public health officials are finding that presenting messages in new ways can gain attention.
Meetup.com, a popular social media website that promotes offline interaction, helped the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reach 10,000 people with its flu vaccination campaign, according to new research presented today at the American Public Health Association’s 140th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
What do teens in carrot costumes, surprise fruit kabobs in class and mysterious hallway stickers have in common? They are all part of an innovative Nebraska campaign that encourages physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption in high school students.